‘That’s a really poopy diaper,’ hacker toys with startled nanny through baby monitor

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jan 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-27 15:31:55-05

HOUSTON, Tx. -- This nanny heard a voice that sounded like it came through the camera used to monitor baby Sammy – and at first she thought it was a joke.

“Is there like a toy on or something because that is creeping me out!”

She panicked as she was changing the diaper and the voices said “that’s a really poopy diaper.”

”I was kinda really freaked out like maybe someone hacked into the camera -- he said something else like ‘you should probably password protect your camera.’”

Ashley immediately called Sammy’s dad and mom, who both confirmed they had not been playing a joke on her, and then she unplugged the camera.

The family and the nanny thought that the system was set up to only allow viewing on the mobile app when the phone was also on the HOME network, but that isn’t the case it seems.

The camera maker is Foscam, and the company has an extensive list of protections for users on its website to make sure that the systems are safe.

The biggest thing the company emphasizes is making sure to set new and unusual user names and passwords, something this family had thought they had done.

What happened this morning seems like a harmless prank, but the family worries.

“What pervert has been watching and not said anything?” the nanny said. “That is the kind of person that I am afraid of -- like who has been watching silently.”